Travels with Diane – A Quilter in Paris

Diane has been exploring Paris, and, of course, exploring the fabric scene there as well.  Here's a taste of what a quilter can find in France's City of Lights ... My husband thought we were going to Sacre-Coeur for the afternoon.  We did walk around, and I did a sketch -- but my main goal … Continue reading Travels with Diane – A Quilter in Paris

More Quilt Stories from the Road

The Sugar Pine Company can be found in the scenic Rocky Mountain town of Canmore, Alberta, just a short drive from Banff.  Alcoves, shelves and walls are packed with material, quilts, fabric packs and all manner of quilting inspiration, beautifully displayed.  There was lots to explore around every corner.  It is a sewing and knitting shop … Continue reading More Quilt Stories from the Road

Travels with Diane – Southern California

Diane sends us this message from Chula Vista, California. "Just sending photos of some outdoor quilting I've been working on.   Two lazy days work produced 4 qayg (quilt as you go) quilt squares.  Looking forward to going to Rosie's Quilt Shop next week in San Diego.  I met another quilter in the park who belongs … Continue reading Travels with Diane – Southern California

Travels with Diane – Whakatane, New Zealand

Diane sends us this quilty note from Whakatane on the North Island of New Zealand, where she is presumably soaking up some sunshine.  For Vancouverites currently dealing with the grey skies and rainy deluges of this fall season, yes, there is still sunlight somewhere. "Whakatane Quilt Shop  -  Pins to Patches "I was so excited to see this store … Continue reading Travels with Diane – Whakatane, New Zealand

Quilt Stories from the Road

This month my husband and I explored a bit of central B.C.  Besides enjoying the mountains, ranch lands, canyons, lakes and waterfalls, I managed to do a bit of quilt spotting.  That's my department. Dancing Quilts   In 100 Mile House I visited a quilt shop called Dancing Quilts.  There were lovely quilts on the walls, lots of bags on display, … Continue reading Quilt Stories from the Road

Judy Farrow, Textile Artist

Judy Farrow is a textile artist who lives in Parksville, B.C. She lived for many years in the Northwest Territories (now called Nunavut), in Iqaluit on Baffin Island and in Yellowknife.  She worked as a teacher and researcher and travelled extensively in the Canadian North with her husband.  Her fabric art captures beautiful images of … Continue reading Judy Farrow, Textile Artist

Roxanne’s, A Wish and a Dream – California Quilt Shop Dazzles

In the small coastal town of Carpinteria, California, south of Santa Barbara, is a quilt shop you won't want to miss if you are in the area.  Step through the periwinkle-coloured doors into Roxanne's world of colour and imaginative displays and you won't want to leave. Visit this inspiring quilt shop online at http://www.roxannequilts.com/.